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My Lord

I received your Lordships Letter about setting a settlement of the the revenues which will from time to time grow due to her Majesties Mint at Edinburght And the same {b}eing a thing of consequence: I am h{um}bly of opinion that the properest method to get it done would be for {your} Lordship to lay a Memorial before my Lord High Treasurer about it so soon as this Vacation time is over, & his Lordship (who is now in the country) returns to London to do business, which may be about the end of October, & I beleive that it may not be amiss for your Lordship to send the Memorial to the Secretary of state & desire him to lay it before my Lord Treasurer in your Lordships name. I am apt to think that the method used in the Mint in the Tower will be followed. I am

My Lord

Your

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Last summer the Officers of this Mint made a report upon

My Lord

Soon after your Lordship left London the Officers of this Mint made report to my Lord Treasurer upon the petition of the Queens Clerk for allowing him 60li for his pains in assisting the three Commissioners in receiving the old money to be recoined. And finding a reference written upon the Moneyers petition (which I was not aware of when I saw your Lordship last, We have made a report upon that Petition also; which Report amounted only to this; that the summs of money for which they petitioned, were due to them but not yet paid by reason that Mr Allardes had not yet received moneys from the government sufficient for this purpose. And that of the 9d per pound weight which was due to them for coinage, eight pence was due from Mr Allardes out of his allowance, & one penny was properly to be allowed by her Majesty as is done in the Mint in the Tower of London. I do not know whe{t}her these Reports have been yet laid before my Lord Treasurer, because  during this vacation his Lordship is seldome in London. I am

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